We welcome Sound Awakener (Nguyễn Hồng Nhung) to our label.
Genre : Dark/ Experimental/Piano
2. Gather eternity
3. Gallery of emptyness
4. Remembering all passing things
Five improvisations recorded on upright acoustic piano. Each piece has a really extinctive character.
Vibrate has layers of reverb and exteneded techniques on piano string. Gather Eternity has loud hiss noise and distorted sound.
Gallery of emptyness is sort of a lo - fi recording. Remembering all passing things and Untold are a mix of piano chords and field recordings.
"Five Chapters" refers to the endless search in life.
My real, native name is Nguyễn Hồng Nhung ( Western name order is Nhung Nguyen ) and I'm from Vietnam.
I used various other name before 2014 but right now I stay with the artistic name Sound Awakener.
I have 5 years under private classical piano training ( from 2002 to 2007 ).
From 2007 to now I'm self - taught, develop my own technique as well as focus closely on composing and improvising.
I still play classical music, as well as other kinds of music nowadays.
My music expresses everything, from life to deep, dark inner corners.I always want to combine different elements and experiment new ideas.
August 2, 2015 Subject:
Piano music with stark experimental touch
Vietnam-based artist Nguyễn Hồng Nhung aka Sound Awakener takes on an upright acoustic piano to create something inspired and beautiful. The issue starts off with Vibrate which differentiates due to a more buried timbre and sonic vamp. Later on, the artist creates tracks by amplifying them to the edge of distortion and dissonance, or using the sounds of field recording, or adding reverb-heavy spaces, some hissy wisps and stereo tricks to the blend. Nguyễn Hồng Nhung is an endued musician because of being classically educated he has not lost his explorative nature to educational formalism. In fact, these two characteristic vectors do have the same direction thereby resulting in the hitting stomp emotively. More concretely, hilarious moments are variegated with more shadowy glimpses into the soul of piano improvisation. Some tracks might sound in a lo-fi way at times yet it is not something of a lo-fi album because all the layers added to the mix are produced in an adept way. You could call it the knavish lo-fi outing if you wish. On this example the Vietnamese musician`s outing resembles the Swede Oskar Hallbert`s slightly introvertive and hazy compositions. Solid issue indeed.